My stepmom gave me the project of rebuilding a legless broken ended redwood bench that she would like to be freestanding against a wall and outside a gate.
The bench is only 11 inches wide. This is many inches less deep than most chairs (not much to sit on) and if I build the legs straight down, it would likely tip over if someone sat on it. Plus, if it was right against the wall only part of your legs and bottom would be supported meaning you would be trying not to slide off the bench.
So, what to do? I don't want to make the bench itself any wider and, I want it to be sturdy and not tip over. (now, the pictures)
Here's what I came up with.
I put the kicker in the back and will put this brace in the middle so you don't see that knot hole from the ends.
It's much easier to solve a problem if you think it through rather than
just go at it willy nilly.
As a carpenter, I had to have the ability to visualize the finished product
before I bought materials or started cutting.
This is why we tell you to learn what you are up against and make a plan
that addresses the problems you will face ahead of time.
Make Your Plan, Then,
Make Your Quit Work
(Yes, it needs a lot of work and to be finished. Finished pictures when I get it put together)
It's EXtremely salid to sit on.
From The Front
And From The Back. This Side Will Sit Against The Wall.